Lexi Jones

Lexi Jones is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she covers entertainment, music and LGBTQ+ news. Her main aspiration is to use her voice to inform others.

BET Network’s Social Media Campaign Highlights Black, LGBTQ+ Individuals and It’s ‘Excellent’

We know that Black History Month is about highlighting the achievements of African Americans throughout United States History, but all African Americans should be celebrated this month, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. And thanks to the BET network, we are getting just that. BET took the reigns and did just that with its #29DaysofQueerExcellence campaign. Every day this month, the network’s social media channels will highlight on Black LGBTQ+ people and their work and...

Mickey’s Ears Are Even Raising With Increased Ticket Prices at Disneyland

It shouldn’t be that time of the year already, but it is. And if you’re an avid Disneyland visitor like I am, you know what I’m talking about. Last week, Disneyland Resort announced that it would be increasing both their ticket and annual pass prices, as they have done in the past. And for the first time in the theme park’s 65-year history, prices for one-day passes fall over the $200 mark; two-, three-, four- and five-day passes also increased, as well as annual...

Barnes & Noble Cancels “Diverse Editions” Book Campaign Following Mass Criticism

As we all know, February is Black History Month: a month to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and how they overcame so much throughout U.S. history. In honor of Black History Month, Barnes & Noble’s Fifth Avenue New York store announced “Diverse Editions,” a new series created to help celebrate the month. With this new series, many classic book covers would be reimagined, depicting the characters as Black as opposed to those we presume to be White. But why...

Starbucks Launches #WhatsYourName in New U.K. Ad; Bringing Patrons Into a ‘Day In the Life’ of LGBTQ+

Earlier in the month, Starbucks premiered a new advertisement in the U.K., highlighting the struggles that transgender youth may face while transitioning. The ad focuses on a young adult, referred to as “Jemma.” However, you can see from the discomfort on their face that they do not want to be called by this name. From the mailman and the doctor, to their own father, they are repeatedly referred to by their birth name, otherwise known as their dead-name. It isn’t until they...

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